Metaswitch completes interoperability tests of Integrated Control Plane solutions at OIF

By Telecom Lead Team: Metaswitch announced the successful
interoperability of its Integrated Control Plane solutions at the
Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Interoperability 2012 event hosted by
telecom operators Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom/Orange, KDDI, and Verizon.

The OIF testing allows leading service providers from all
over the world to evaluate new technologies and determine how to incorporate
them into their networks.

“Over the years, Metaswitch has been a key
contributor in the advancement of OIF control plane technologies,” said
Lyndon Ong, Ciena representative into the OIF. “Their participation in
this 2012 event is helping prove that dynamic Ethernet services can be delivered
quickly and efficiently over optical networks in a fully multi-vendor
interoperable fashion.”

The Metaswitch optical control plane technologies under
evaluation include support for OIF Implementation Agreements E-NNI 2.0 and UNI
2.0 with extensions for both multi-layer calls and OTN. These technologies
reside on network equipment platforms to enable dynamic establishment of
end-to-end services over multiple vendor types, network layers, and network

Metaswitch’s control plane software, including MPLS and IP
Routing solutions, are fully portable software products designed for
system vendors of carrier equipment. It is pre-integrated with all the leading
operating systems and is portable to any hardware environment, enabling network
OEMs to roll out control plane solutions in a quick and cost-effective manner.

“We have been active participants in each and every
OIF control plane-based interoperability event over the last decade, which
helps assure our customers that our products are well proven and
interoperable,” said Clive Partridge, general manager of network
technologies at Metaswitch. “There is no better stage to demonstrate our
innovative solutions than alongside the industry’s largest network equipment
vendors and operators.”

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